USFSP Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

First Advisor

David R. Carr, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Raymond O. Arsenault, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Blair Clark, J.D., M.B.A

Publisher

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Document Type

Thesis

Language

en_US

Date Available

2012-04-24

Publication Date

1999

Date Issued

1999-04-26

Abstract

In 1534 Henry VIII severed all ties with Rome and became the supreme head of the Church of England. It took the government less than two decades to vanquish the rituals which people had known for centuries. The English people confronted issues which affected not only their lives, but also their concept of life after death. Their last will and testaments provide a great insight as to how they faced these religious changes. Specifically, their burial, funereal and charitable provisions reflect how they dealt with the new religion being thrust upon them. This paper seeks to answer the question of how changes during the Reformation affected the English people as seen through the charitable and funereal provisions of their wills.

Comments

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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